Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center RN in Danville, Kentucky
"The RN is a nursing professional care provider under the direction of the director or designee who utilizes the nursing process, nursing standards and physicians orders to plan, provide and direct nursing practice. Accomplishment of nursing practice that includes practice elements as defined by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and in accordance with the Ephraim McDowell Health nursing professional practice model. Performance that accomplishes patient and family centered care as central to practice and a foundation of caring, compassion, competence, communication, collaboration and teamwork. Responsible to participate in shared nursing leadership to accomplish positive outcomes, education, respect, dignity and safety for the patient and their family. Accountable for leadership of self. Under the general direction of the Director, maintains shift responsibility and accountability for leadership and supervision of the unit which promotes quality nursing care and cost effective use of resources. Participates in direct patient care as needed. Exhibits F.I.R.S.T. values (Friendliness, Innovation, Respect, Service and Trust)."
Working Conditions, Hazards and Physical Effort
Works in a well lighted, ventilated and air conditioned area. Long periods of standing, walking, stooping heavy lifting and bending are required. Risks exposure to disease, infection and physical strain. Risks exposure to disease, infection and physical strain. Risks exposure to blood, body fluids, and tissue. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. independently.
Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Experience: Minimal two (2) years of clinical expertise preferred. Certification in specialty preferred.
Essential Skills or Duties: EKG and Basic Rhythm Interpretation. Assessment and management of post-op cardiac and vascular patients. Assessment and management of cardiac drips both stable and titration.
Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations
Current license as an RN in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within one (1) year. Basic Rhythm Course within the first year of hire. Annual Rhythm testing. Certification in specialty area preferred within two (2) years.